AUDITION NOTICE: Faeries of the Moonlight
This summer, Actors Ensemble of Berkeley will be bringing a new musical to the John Hinkel Park Amphitheatre, Faeries of the Moonlight, with Book and Lyrics by Mercedes Cohen, Music Composed and Arranged by Aoife Ni Conchobhair O’Connor, and directed by Michael Cohen.
Faeries of the Moonlight follows the adventure of a “rebellious” teenager, Sunny when she crosses over to the fairy realm after she has a fight with her famous Celtic punk rock singer mother. Rory and Maddie, (short for Medusa), rescue her. Sunny’s escape or capture hangs in suspense as magic, betrayal, and sacrifice shape the events that catapult the characters into a life and death struggle. It’s a modern fairy tale that shows the importance of friendship and loyalty.
Auditions will be Sunday, April 30, and Monday, May 1 — 7:00pm to 10:00pm at Temple Beth Hillel 801n Park Central Ave. Richmond, CA 94803. Callbacks will be at the same venue on Thursday, May 4, 7:00 – 10:00pm. If for some reason you cannot make one of these dates, we may be able to accomodate you, please contact us at the email address below.
Rehearsals will be weekday evenings and weekend afternoons/evenings, from July 5th through August 18th. Performances will be weekend afternoons at 4 p.m. at John Hinkel Park Amphitheatre, 41 Somerset Pl., Berkeley, CA 94707, from August 19th through September 3rd, plus Labor Day, Monday, September 4th.
Non AEA/no pay. A consideration for travel/food costs provided in alignment with AB5.
We regularly cast cross-gender and cross-type, and we actively seek folks of all ages, races, genders, and persuasions to audition. Ages and Genders specified below are characteristics of the role, not necessarily of the actor playing the role.
CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS (some characters may be doubled):
SUNNY: (14-25) daughter of Teagan. She is the opposite of her mother in many ways.
She’s been raised by her father to be practical and logical. ( 3 songs- 1 trio, 1 quartet, 1 duet)
RORY—THE SILENT ONE: (17-30), the fairy who saves Sunny. He’s a young man
with a lot of turmoil inside and there’s a wildness to his character. (Fairy accent with Irish
flavor*) (1 duet and chorus)
MADDIE: (any age, any gender) So ugly she/he/them is rejected by humans and fairies
and is Rory’s only friend in his exile. (English accent.(3 songs- 2 solos and 1 quartet)
SHAUNA /DEADLY NIGHTSHADE/ROSE RED: (25-50), housekeeper working for Teagan.
(Irish accent) (2 songs- 1 trio, 1 solo) -also cast as backup singer for Celtic Rock group and
Rose Red-1 song trio)
FAIRY QUEEN CATRINA /BUTTERCUP BRAVDO/ROSE YELLOW: (18-55, any gender) Queen
of the fairies of the Live Oak grove. (Fairy accent with Irish flavor) -Also backup singer for
Celtic Rock group and Fairy Rose Yellow (2 song trio 1 solo)
FAIRY KING FERGUS / FOXGLOVE FRIGHTENER/ROSE PINK: (18-55 any gender) King of the fairies of the stream and meadow. Also, backup singer for Celtic Rock group and Fairy Rose Pink (Fairy accent with Irish flavor) (2 song trios. 1 solo)
FAIRY QUEEN ROSE: (45+) Queen of the Valley of the Roses and King Fergus’ mother.
(Fairy accent with Irish flavor) (chorus).
PIXIE FERN : (15-35) Fairy accent with Irish flavor (1 song and chorus)
PIXIE SKYLAR : (any age, any gender identity) (Fairy accent with Irish flavor) ) (1 song and
Precast: TEAGAN/ THORNY ROSE: Sunny’s mother. Member of the Celtic rock band-Dead
Flowers or Bláthanna Marbh.
Faeries of the Moonlight
Book and Lyrics by Mercedes Cohen
Music Composed and Arranged by Aoife Ni Conchobhair O’Connor
Directed by Michael R. Cohen.
produced by Actors Ensemble of Berkeley
4 p.m. Weekends August 19th - September 3rd plus Monday, September 4th.
John Hinkel Park Amphitheatre
41 Somerset Pl., Berkeley, CA 94707.
Free, reservations TBA
P.O. Box 663
Berkeley, CA 94701
A 501(3)(c) organization